Being a book blogger is sometimes stressful af. Sometimes it’s like, “impale my demonic soul with holy water icicles, how will I cope?” yet it’s absolutely brilliant and now I couldn’t imagine not being book blogger.
But sometimes. I just notice how much my life has changed.
Most of the time we come across as this:
I know, weird. But really, we’re all like this:
Personally, I think book bloggers are really embarrassing in the BEST WAY possible. I literally have no filter on this blog and embarrass myself THE ENTIRE TIME and look like a loony and like I never even had marbles to lose to begin with.
1. JOKE-SCREAM AT OTHER BLOGGERS THAT YOU HARDLY KNOW AND ARGUE OVER WHO OWNS WHO.
We’re possessive of our characters. I don’t know about you, but if someone tries to claim a book that I love. . . just. . . don’t even try.
It’s actually brilliant. It’s so easy to become friends with other book bloggers because you can just bond with them over any book and scream-fangirl about it together.
2. SOMETIMES I SPEND MORE TIME BLOGGING THAN ACTUALLY READING. I KNOW, GO FIGURE.
Sometimes you just need to just put some more time into your blog, get organised and focus on it. Get the reviews done, get tags and awards ticked off of the list.
AND I KNOW. Reading is life. Butttttttttttttttttttt: those. reviews. need. to. get. done.
(not that you need to review every single book, though usually, I do.)
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I stress about how to actually get all my posts done and read at the same time WHEN THERE IS NO NEED TO STRESS AT ALL.
(she says while stressing. just kidding.)
Because you really don’t want to end up like this:
You just need to get the balance that suits you.
3. MIND BLANKS.
Sometimes (and by this I mean frequently) you get these moments where nothing comes to mind. This tends to happen when you have ALL THE FREE TIME IN THE WORLD and yet there’s nothing in your brain.
OR BETTER YET. You’re writing a review and words fail you and you just cannot think of how to phrase anything.
This happens all the time.
It’s literally the worst thing because sometimes you LOVE a book and it’s like, “how can I put this across in a sane way?” or I’M HAVING THIS EXACT MOMENT RIGHT NOW I KID YOU NOT.
Its like a massive brain sloth moment. HOW. WHY. WHY. WHY. WHY.
I know 0 words right now.
4. YOU WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS TO REVIEW BUT SLEEP MAY ALSO BE NEEDED AND YOU CAN’T JUST STEAL ALL THE BOOKS.
I’m going to rob a bank one day.
There are just too many books that we all want to read. Blogging just becomes a multitude of desperate bookworms shouting to the internet all their book longings and screaming about HOW THEY JUST NEED ‘X’ BOOK.
Gah I wish that I could but so many books right now.
AND I WISH THAT I COULD STAY UP UNTIL 4 AM READING.
. . . but my eyes start to do this thing where they close when I tell them not to when it’s late and I stop processing what I’m reading.
It’s not just me, right?
5. I SEEM LIKE AN UNSOCIABLE
BEAST HUMAN TO MY FAMILY BECAUSE I’M ON SOCIAL MEDIA TALKING TO OTHER BLOGGERS.
I’m not trying to say “ooooohohoohh look at me everyone loves me,” but A LOT to blogging is COMMUNICATING with other bloggers and being open and NETWORKING.
Fancy term “networking” but really all you do is say “hey” on twitter or drop a comment and there we go.
I need to get way better at this. TALK WITH ME IN THE COMMENTS PLEASE I LOVE TALKING.
I really do. I think that another reason that I made a blog is to TALK because I love it and I think I was driving my family insane and I was talking their ears off by just constantly talking about books and reading and other crazy stuff that I now talk about here.
I actually need to get better at talking with people.
6. YOU WORRY ABOUT OPINIONS.
The book blogging world is a VERY opinionated place, no doubt about it. And expressing your opinion is a good thing.
But sometimes when you don’t like a book, or whatever you can get SUPER ANXIOUS about someone finding that posts and screaming at you.
It’s just there. And we shouldn’t feel that way!
CHAT WITH ME IN THE COMMENTS!
Is this relatable? Is it a complete load of bs on the internet? Let me know!